In April 2011, I ordered a 2012 Ski-Doo Grand Touring at Roger A. Pelletier's, dealer in Témiscouata sur le Lac, along with 15 gallons of Bombardier XPS synthetic oil. I received my new machine the next October and on December 10th 2011, I rode it for the first time. The adventure had begun.
I ride on my Grand Touring LE for the third season now and I did not experience any problem. I must say that it is equipped with Ice Scratchers and that they are continuously spread out.
I had low service to do. Once, I had to replace a broken plastic part after hitting pieces of ice when I was riding off-trail. During a spring maintenance, I also had to replace the tailpipe; it was beginning to be worn out and I wanted to avoid trouble during my future rides.
I comply with the recommended maintenance; each 3 000 or 4 000 km, I rotate the belt and at the second tour, I adjust the clutch. I did not have to change the belt yet. I blow on the drive clutch to take dust away, I put grease on the suspension and I check the track tension. The only part I had to change was a wheel bearing on the suspension. The slides are 50 % worn out; if everything goes well, they should be ok for at least another season.
On Saturday February 8th 2014, the odometer went over 20 000 km as I was touring in the beautiful region of Gaspésie. As I am writing this article, the odometer indicates 21 894 km and I am really satisfied with my Grand Touring. This is why I recommend the E-TEC 600 to my fellow snowmobilers !